Now that is the kind of creative hatch support I like to see. Like Ken said that is a very similiar approach to what we do. The big difference is the slot on ours is on the trailer and the pin is on the arm. Having a single one in the middle is nice because you only need two hands to close it, but yours is pretty darn slick any way you look at it. And hey, no gas struts going bad in the near future.